English grammar questions, answered by Alan
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3 sets of paper strips.simonwai99 wrote:Is it correct to say "3 sets of paper strips Um or stripes" iN ENGLISH?
i can not tell the difference between strips and stripes.
Zebras have stripes.
A strip is a long, thin piece of something physical: a strip of paper or cloth; a strip of land.
A stripe is a long, thin marking or pattern on the surface of something: there are stars and stripes on the US flag; streets often have white stripes on them where pedestrians can cross.